Whittier Weekly: May 9, 2017

Whittier Weekly: May 9, 2017

“Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.” -Erma Bombeck

 Upcoming Dates:

  • Thu 5/11– Student Council Spirit Day – Dress Like a Sibling
  • Fri 5/12 – Blue & Gold Spirit Day – Show your school spirit in Whittier wear or school colors!
  • Fri 5/12 – Registration Deadline for 2017/18 School Year


  1. Teacher Appreciation Week
  2. Volunteers Needed for Noah’s Hope Cupcake Classic
  3. School Supplies Ordering for 2017/2018
  4. Retirement Party For Mrs. Plepel
  5. Committee Chairs Needed!
  6. Walking Club Volunteer Request


1. Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week – May 8th -12th

Thank you to Whittier’s Teachers and Staff for Inspiring US!  We appreciate you!

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is this week!  This year’s theme is “If you Appreciate Whittier’s Teachers and Staff…”

Please remember to have your child fill out the Thank You Note or write a note or draw a picture and give to their teacher anytime during the week.

WEDNESDAY: If you give the Staff a Fiesta Luncheon …

THURSDAY: If you give the Staff a Sweet Treat …

FRIDAY: If you give the Staff a Gift and Raffle … (Gifts were purchased with student classroom donations collected at the beginning of the school year as well as from the Whittier PTA)

If you would like to donate to the raffle (examples include gift cards and tickets) please email Cindy Maquet cindymaquet@hotmail.com or Erin Kolschowsky erinlacey1@hotmail.com.

Thank You to all who have generously donated to make the
Teacher/Staff Appreciation week a huge success!


CLICK HERE for a digital copy of the flyer!


2. Volunteers Needed for Noah’s Hope Cupcake Classic

Noah‘s Hope Cupcake Classic 5k is on Sunday, May 21, 2017 and we could use a few extra volunteers – do a whole lotta good in just a few hours!
If interested in volunteering, please sign-up ASAP, *we really need course marshalls*!
Below is the link to register to volunteer, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Amy Ihde.


3. School Supplies Ordering for 2017/2018


Order your school supplies for the 2017-2018 school year!
Kits include exactly what teachers have requested for each grade level and are boxed and ready for students to take to school on the first day.
NEW THIS YEAR: we have contracted with a SHANE’S KITS, a local company who offers multiple options for delivery. Kits can be picked up at school on the designated date or you can opt to have your kit delivered directly to your home for a small fee.
Please contact amycable@att.net with any questions.


4. Retirement Party for Mrs. Plepel

Save the Date!  Mrs. Plepel is retiring this year and the PTA is having a party for her on Tuesday, June 6th from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.in the school gym.  Cake and refreshments will be served.  Ms. Coleman is going to help the kids write a note and/or draw a picture to put in a book that we will present to her that day.  If you have anything else you or your child would like to contribute (note/photos) there will be a gift box set up in the gym that day.  If you have any questions, please email Carla or Karrie.  Thank you and hope to see you there!



5. Committee Chairs Needed!

We still need volunteers to chair or co-chair committees for the 2017-2018 school year!  Please read the attached document with descriptions and time commitments for the current open committees.  Email Carla Giannelli for more information at carla3374@sbcglobal.net.  Thank you!

Open Committees


6. Walking Club Volunteer Request

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for Walking Club so far!!

Please consider volunteering during recess on Wednesdays during Walking Club season.  For tomorrow the volunteer needs have been met, but there are still openings for the following three weeks. Volunteers arrive at 11:30, sign in at the front office, and pick up a guest sticker to wear. Instructions, grade assignments, door location, and “Cat Cash” to distribute to walkers are given out in the front hallway. You will be done at 12:20. Please use this link to sign up – we can’t do this without your help!

CLICK HERE to sign up online.